Hands-on With the Samyang Premium 85mm 1.2 and 14mm 2.4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWPAUypP6EoSamyang enters the premium lens lineup with their 85mm F/1.2 and 14mm F/2.4 lenses. Getting into the Sigma Art and L lens territory these lenses are said to hold up to 50mp Sensor's and 8k video. While pricing is under the table at the moment both lenses are rumored to be in the $1000 range. Find out Scott's thoughts in our video hands-on with these lenses at Photokina in the video above. So far the 85mm will only be available in Canon EF mount while the 14mm will be available in Canon EF, Nikon F, or Sony E mounts. With a decent build quality, good specs, and sharp glass Samyang certainly made a step into the high end market.

 Samyang 85mm 1.2 Samyang 14mm 2.4
85mm F/1.2
14mm F/2.4
Aperture Range
F/1.2 ~ 16
F/2.4 ~ 22
Optical Construction
10 Elements in 7 Groups
18 Elements in 14 Groups
Special Optics
1 Aspherical Lens2 High Refractive Lens
2 Aspherical Lens1 Hybrid Aspherical Lens2 Extra-low Dispersion Lens3 High Refractive Lens
Minimum Focus Distance
0.8m / 2.6'
0.28m / 11"
Maximum Magnification
x 0.13
x 0.08
Filter Diameter
No Filter
Number of Blades
Maximum Diameter
Canon EF
Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E
Angle of View 35mm
98.4mm / 3.87"
109.4mm / 4.31"
1,050g / 2.31lb
791g / 1.74lb

Sigma announces the 85mm f/1.4 ART

Sigma's ART series lenses offer excellent quality at affordable prices - great values when compared to the Canon and Nikon pro level lenses.  Adding to their sweet prime line up of 35mm and 50mm is now the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens for Canon EF, Nikon F and Sigma SA mounts!screenshot-2016-09-19-11-54-25screenshot-2016-09-19-11-54-35 Availability Late October - Preorder from B&H Photo $1,199.00The Canon 85mm f/1.2 L lens cost $1,899 and Scott recently reviewed the Tamron 85mm f/1.8 for $749.00 (see his review here)Sigma is saying  - Sigma looked to create a peak portrait prime with the 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens, and they delivered an optic with high performance, a large f/1.4 aperture, and a variety of technologies. Available here with a Canon EF mount, this lens offers a super-fast f/1.4 aperture that is great for getting images with an exceptionally shallow depth of field and smooth bokeh. It also uses two FLD elements and one anomalous partial dispersion/high-refractive index element that minimize aberrations and ensures a crisp, clear image. A Super Multi-Layer coating helps by suppressing flare and ghosting. Additional lenses announced -Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art Ultra-Wide Angle ZoomThe Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art lens will be available in late October $1599.00 USD.  Preorder from B&H PhotoSigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport Lens The Sigma 500mm F4 Sport lens, in Canon and Sigma mounts, will be available in late October. The Nikon mount will be available in late November. The 500mm F4 will retail for a recommended street price of $5999.00 USD. Preorder from B&H Photo

Sony a6300 Sample Images

These are all JPEGS - Straight from camera except the ones that have been converted to B&W.12-28 mm_1-250 sec at f - 4.5_ISO 10013-56 mm_1-400 sec at f - 4.5_ISO 10003-85 mm_1-160 sec at f - 2.5_ISO 80004-60 mm_1-100 sec at f - 5.0_ISO 12505-70 mm_1-1000 sec at f - 6.3_ISO 10006-200 mm_1-160 sec at f - 6.3_ISO 16007-24 mm_6.0 sec at f - 9.0_ISO 16008-51 mm_1-60 sec at f - 4.0_ISO 160009-56 mm_1-60 sec at f - 4.0_ISO 160010-32 mm_5.0 sec at f - 10_ISO 16011-70 mm_1-320 sec at f - 4.5_ISO 64014-200 mm_1-400 sec at f - 4.0_ISO 10015-133 mm_1-400 sec at f - 4.0_ISO 10001-70 mm_1-125 sec at f - 4.0_ISO 125002-70 mm_1-125 sec at f - 4.0_ISO 5000 Want to see the full resolution JPEG files? Download/View on Dropbox.   Will share RAW files soon.Preorder the Sony a6300 from Amazon  or B&H Photo. Using my links to purchase is the best way to support my work on this channel- I can't continue to do this without your support. Use the links and visit http://photorec.tv/support to learn more.